The Advisory Board Company: What is the Current State of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship? (PDF)This 2015 survey from The Advisory Board Company examines trends in hospital-based antibiotic stewardship programs and identifies current challenges in their implementation and operation.
The Advisory Board Company: How to Eradicate Antibiotic Overuse (PDF)The Advisory Board Company shares guidance on how to implement a successful antibiotic stewardship program in resource-limited settings, focusing primarily on leadership and governance, intervention selection, and impact measurement.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Policy & Procedure TemplateThe Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) Policy and Procedure template provides language for an ASP's policy, purpose, procedure, personnel composition, ASP interventions, surveillance, and a list of suggested restricted antimicrobials. The ASP Policy and Procedure template may be revised and tailored to meet the needs of the healthcare facility of interest.
National Quality Forum: National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Antimicrobial Use Measure (NQF #2720) (PDF)This measure assesses antimicrobial use in hospitals based on medication administration data that hospitals collect electronically at the point of care and report electronically to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the surveillance system used by the CDC for the monitoring of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use and resistance. This provides summary results that hospital and health system antimicrobial stewardship programs can use to quantitatively evaluate and improve antibiotic prescribing.
TelestewardshipThis video about IDSA's tele-antimicrobial stewardship (T-AS) resources provides an overview of telemedicine as it applies to antimicrobial stewardship activities. Included in the video are a brief demonstration of a T-AS session; an overview of credentialing; technology requirements for telemedicine; and testimonials from health care professionals who employ telemedicine and T-AS and why they like these platforms.
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The third edition of the Handbook of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy for Infectious Diseases is now available from IDSA and CRG Publishing, a division of the Curry Rockerfeller Group, LLC.
For the first time, the OPAT guide is an eHandbook, allowing ID specialists with a platform that provides easy updates, access, and review.
Completely updated and rendered for digital publication, the OPAT eHandbook features a host of experts including co-editors Akshay Shah, MD and Anne Norris, MD. The new interactive content provides comprehensive guidance for practitioners providing antimicrobial therapy for patients in their homes or other non-hospital settings.
Topics covered in the new eHandbook include:Infections amenable to OPAT, OPAT use in pediatrics; Legal and reimbursement issues; and OPAT and health care reform.
The eHandbook is free for IDSA members, thanks to support from Allergan and The Medicines Company
For more information on OPAT, contact Andrés Rodríguez at firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical support, contact email@example.com.
Demonstrate your leadership in providing a much-needed protocol for the practice of OPAT by sponsoring the IDSA OPAT eHandbook. Request information on this sponsorship opportunity.
Download excerpts or preview snapshots of the OPAT eHandbook.
Chapter 1 (pdf) - An Overview of OPAT
Chapter 2 (pdf) - Patient Selection and Education
Chapter 3 (pdf) - Infections Amenable to OPAT
The IDSA Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Work Group reports to the Clinical Affairs Committee and is responsible for carrying out its charge. The charge is as follows:
Akshay B. Shah, MD, FIDSA - Chair
Geneve Allison, MD
Mark J. Dougherty, MD
Robert Fliegelman, DO
David S. McKinsey, MD, FIDSA
Ajay N. Mathur, MD
Steven W. Parker, MD, FIDSA
Donald M. Poretz, MD, FIDSA
Nabin K. Shrestha, MD, FIDSA
John J. Zurlo, MD
Andrés Rodríguez - Assigned IDSA Staff
A meet-the-professor session on OPAT from IDWeek 2016 included the following presentations:
Videos of these two presentations and information about the session can be found on the IDWeek website.
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